I Didn’t Know I Had a Rainbow Baby

I was browsing Facebook yesterday and this gorgeous photo mentioning Rainbow Babies came up in my newsfeed. As many of you know, the whole reason I got into blogging in the first place was because I had a miscarriage with my first pregnancy and wanted to connect with others going through conception and pregnancy struggles so I wouldn’t feel so alone. A big part of that was having a “safe” place to discuss the different highs and lows I went through, {Read More}

Happy Mama Spray

Disclaimer: I received a sample of Happy Mama Spray in exchange for this review. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own. This summer (which although the temperature is confusing me still has a few weeks left) has led to a few situations where I found myself nauseous. There have been a few plane rides, rounds on the Tilt-A-Whirl with my kids, and some smells that just don’t agree with me. No, I’m not expecting a baby, but that doesn’t mean {Read More}

Cutest Gender Reveal Ever

I’m gonna get all girly for a moment, but my friend Lauren from high school had the CUTEST gender reveal I’ve ever seen. She’s expecting baby #2 around Thanksgiving and here’s how she and her husband Spencer announced their baby’s gender. I’m truly happy for them, and I’m also impressed they came up with such a cute a creative way to reveal their baby boy’s gender to their friends and family. Congrats Lauren & Spencer!! If you like their idea, {Read More}

Why Fake April Fools Pregnancy Announcements Are Not Funny

I know you’re just trying to have fun. It’s a prank – it’s not meant to be harmful, it’s not directed at anyone in particular, you didn’t know so and so would see it, you didn’t know they’d have an issue, etc… Trust me, I’ve heard it all before. The thing is, it does hurt, even if it’s unintentional. Thousands of women across the globe are struggling with pregnancy loss, infant loss, or infertility issues RIGHT NOW. Countless more have {Read More}

Blindly Asking For Help

My friend Brie wrote me last week asking for help with a problem. It’s a little out of my realm of experience, but I told her if she wrote out what was going on, I’d post it here to see if any of my readers can help. I appreciate you all taking time to read this and comment. —————————————————————————————– Hi. My name is Brie. I am the wife of a handsome, funny, loving husband and the mama of a silly, {Read More}

Nude Bump + Vogue?

This time last year, Claudia Schiffer posed for the cover of Vogue Deutsch Nude AND Pregnant. I did some pregnancy photos, but they weren’t nude, and they certainly didn’t make any magazine covers. But I had fun taking them and thought they were a great memento to have. There were some interesting comments after it was published about whether or not a pregnant woman should appear on the cover of Vogue. Personally, I think it’s refreshing to see pregnancy celebrated, {Read More}

Ooh, Is That A Cookie?

I am terribly guilty of poor eating habits. I’m not really sure how they deteriorated so quickly. While I was pregnant with Levi, I ate really well. I tried to eat healthy snacks and well-balanced meals to ensure I got all the proper nutrients to pass on to him. My weight gain during pregnancy was fairly reasonable – I gained about 40 lbs total. After Levi was born, I continued my healthy eating habits. I was nursing, and I thought {Read More}

Warning: This Post Is About Sex

If you’re uncomfortable reading about my sex life (Dad – if you read my blog, this warning is specifically for you), stop reading right now. I’ll even stick a photo warning here in case you’re more of a visual person. Just click the little “x” in the top corner of your internet browser. If you keep reading, it’s at your own risk. You’ve been warned. Confession For those of you sticking around, yes, this is a post about sex. More {Read More}

The Compliment I Hate

  My grandmother was over last night for our usual Sunday night dinner. After we finished eating, I was sitting on the floor, playing with Levi. She was sitting on the couch, looked over at me with an appraising glance, and said,   “You look good.”   I smiled. I thought that was a sweet thing to say.   Then she continued…       “You’ve lost a lot of weight.”       My heart sunk. I hate that {Read More}

I’ve Been Pregnant 11 Of The Past 12 Months

Friday is my due date. That means that I’m 9 months pregnant right now. Which means I’ve officially been pregnant 11 out of the past 12 months. That’s a lot of pregnancy. Don’t get me wrong – I’m still really thankful that we were able to conceive so quickly after the miscarriage last October. And I understand that estimated due dates are just that – estimates. But after being pregnant for the better part of a year, I’m definitely ready {Read More}